The Global Intelligence You Need
In war nothing is more important to a commander than the facts concerning the strength, dispositions, and intentions of his opponent, and the proper interpretation of those facts. In peacetime the necessary facts are of a different nature. They deal with conditions, resources, requirements, and attitudes prevailing in the world. They and their correct interpretation are essential to the development of policy to further our long-term national security and best interests. ~ Dwight Eisenhower
President Eisenhower said those words in 1959 at the inauguration of a spankin’ new building in Langley; what’s now the headquarters of the CIA. Intelligence is vital. Good intelligence is priceless. This is as true for commanders in war, as it is for investors and traders in markets. 
Here is Macro Op’s version of Ike’s words:

In bear markets nothing is more important to the trader / investor than the facts concerning the macro, global risks, and the sentiment of his opponents, and the proper interpretation of those facts. In bull markets the necessary facts are of a different nature. They deal with value, liquidity, narratives, and asymmetric opportunities prevailing around the world. They and their correct interpretation are essential to the development of policy to further our long-term compounding profits and financial interests.

These ain’t your Granddaddy’s markets. The financial world is infinitely more connected today than it was just 20 years ago. 
Russia’s energy policy impacts the earnings of US utilities, credit injections by the Chinese drive commodity pricing and the health of emerging markets, and the manipulation of interest rates by central banks around the world influence the value of nearly every type of security — from euro denominated bonds to US small caps and beyond.

Along with this increased global cause-and-effect linkage, there’s spawned an equal abundance of mind numbing noise. Noise that’s proliferated by the blind, deaf, and dumb financial news media; who regurgitate empty platitudes and thoughtless explanations for why things happen. 

 
The majority of retail traders get their “intelligence” from these drooling mouth breathers on TV and the crayon holding window lickers in print. No wonder the vast majority of them get their pockets picked clean in markets, eh?

Confused by the profusion of extreme and contradicting market “predictions”?

Turn off CNBC! Just Turn it off… Do it... QUICKLY!!!

Alright… good.

Stop listening to those people. They’re all morons.

To top it off, everybody else is listening to them. Considering that “most retail investors get picked clean in markets”, it’s time to realize that to be in the small percentage of winners you have to start by looking at the world differently. This is not about being contrarian for contrarian’s sake, but it’s about separating the wheat from fly ridden cow pie.

Over the past week we’ve talked about the plight of passive investors. How they’re stuck with average returns while being exposed to crashes brought on by the whims of the volatile global markets. This group is where most investors find themselves.

We also talked about long-term market narratives and the violent regime changes that transition us from one to the next — something the passive crowd has no idea about, which also happens to be the thing that crushes their financial stability.

Lastly we talked about the importance of macro liquidity and how it’s the key factor that drives everything from narratives, to regime changes, to bull and bear markets. Macro liquidity is the signal in the sea of global noise.

Now imagine having a team that not only tracks macro liquidity for you, but every other important market signal too. Imagine being provided vital information each month that will prepare you for everything to come in the markets — noise free.

This is exactly what we can do for you.
The Macro Intelligence Report (MIR) acts as a space-grade industrial sized noise filter for the financial and economic state of the world. Think of it as your own Central Investment Intelligence Agency (CIIA) whose sole purpose is to provide you, the Investment Commander, with an unmatched quality assessment of the risks to your capital… and just as importantly, give you lucrative targets to deploy your capital towards.
Every month the MIR is sent out to the members of our globally distributed intelligence network. Every report is stuffed to the gills with unique, valuable, and actionable ideas and insights into markets.

Noise is turned into signal. The MIR is put together by our stone-cold team of Macro Operators. We analyze the markets and the world without bull or bear prejudice. We aim to see things how they are, not how others say they should be.

We parse through the market enigma using our veteran tools of macro, fundamental, and technical knowledge combined with our vast understanding of the limitless stupidity of humanity and its tendency for fear and greed driven implosion.

We help you, the investor, win the investing war by keeping you informed and on top of the greatest risks and opportunities all around God’s beautiful green earth.

You’re Welcome.

The MIR is something our team, as global macro investors, always wished we had access to in our own trading process.

We wanted something that would take the ridiculous amounts of global noise and distill it down into actionable information we could use.

And not only that, but we wanted the whole thing to be process oriented. Over time we wanted to develop our knowledge of various parts to the world and its economies to strengthen our ability to create new global macro investment theses.

Unfortunately, we never found anything like this.

And so… we had to create it ourselves.

The MIR includes the following sections: 
Market Overview

Each MIR starts with a broad overview of what’s happening in the global markets and where we see things headed over the next month or so.

With so much noise, it’s imperative to define the one or two drivers markets are actually paying attention to. That’s what we do in the Market Overview.

The goal of this section is to get you in the right mindset to understand the rest of the global macro information you’ll soon be digesting. We want to provide the context you need to successfully evaluate various worldwide events.
Global macro is all about trying to build a complete picture of the world. The reason legendary macro investor George Soros is so successful is because of his thorough grasp of global liquidity flows.

This comes from a deep understanding of what’s important and what’s not, in addition to how all aspects of the global market connect. Over time, Soros has built a mental framework where various “isolated” events create a vivid picture of the world for him.


The Market Overview aims to help provide this same sort of foundation. This becomes a preliminary step necessary in order to build the rest of your investment theses as we take a trip Around The World…

Around The World
The Around The World section of the MIR takes a 62 mile Sputnik view of earth’s markets, including all the degenerate asinine meddling that sends tidal wave sized capital flows sloshing around the world. These are the primary forces behind today’s bull and bear markets. We make sure to cover every market worth noting. Whether it be the big boys in the Eurozone or smaller markets in South America, we analyze all the global events that affects your capital.
That’s where you’d be wrong. You can think of the global markets as a complex, 3D puzzle that’s constantly evolving. Each piece of the puzzle affects every other piece and together they continuously morph.

Sure, maybe 20 years ago some “esoteric” event in South America wouldn’t affect your investments in the US. But that’s not the case anymore. With advances in technology and globalization, everything is now connected. What happens thousands of miles away affects you right at home.

This is especially true considering the global debt bubble we now find ourselves in. And also the cooperation we’ve seen between central banks around the world as they try to manage the imminent deleveraging. To understand their actions, which are a huge part of dictating global capital flows, you need to understand what’s happening in all parts of the world.

Another result of the vastly interconnected global markets is how difficult it’s become to find alpha. In the past few years, regardless of how or where you’ve been investing, many opportunities have had the same primary drivers. It’s the whole risk-on/risk-off phenomenon. A majority of markets have rallied or fallen together, making everything seem like the same trade. This reality makes it much tougher to invest away from the consensus, which is usually how alpha is found.

Our “Around The World” approach becomes even more crucial in this environment. The MIR opens you to markets that most investors don’t think to invest in. Our digging across the globe is imperative to find pockets that buck the general trend, where true alpha can be harvested. You need this type of approach to beat the average in this brave new financial world.

Just check out the sweet trend we recently caught in Peruvian equities.
How did we find this play?

We did it by combining a number of our global theses. From China’s credit injections, to the world’s safety dash into precious metals, to Peru’s individual market bottom and deleveraging, we were able to capitalize on the resulting trend.

This is exactly what you’ll be able to do with the intelligence we provide in our Around The World section. Keeping track of what’s going on in seemingly unconnected parts of the world will enable to you string together a thesis no one else sees, which is where the most alpha can be earned.

And of course we’ll help you do it, not only with Around The World, but also with our Deep Dive… 
Deep Dive

Our Deep Dive moves away from the orbiting macro view as we plunge like Felix Baumgartner headlong into the most interesting and potentially profitable investment themes from around the world. It’s here that we drill deeper than a Texas wildcatter and scope in so close we could describe a fleas fart from a mile out. We make sure to do this to provide MIR readers with only the most pertinent and bankable intelligence that can’t be found anywhere else.

Macro is a top-down process. You begin with the biggest global themes and then drill all the way down into individual vehicles to express those themes. This is why we structured the MIR the way we did.

First you start with the Market Overview where you center yourself on the most important factors currently driving the global market. This is how you build the foundation of your macro reasoning that will you use to evaluate everything else.

Next you go a level deeper, traveling Around The World to keep track of individual events and themes playing out across the globe. Over time, you start to see trends in various countries and asset classes. You see where they’ve been, you understand the motivations driving their prices, and you’re better able to predict where they’re going.

But it doesn’t stop there. As you continue to download this knowledge each month, you’ll begin to understand how all these pieces fit together and influence each other. You’ll start to see everything as one picture as opposed to individual snapshots.

And here’s the beauty of the whole thing. While macro is indeed a top-down process where your understanding of main global drivers affects your perception of individual global events, it also goes the other way. The knowledge you gain as you go Around The World influences the drivers you develop in your Market Overview. It’s a reflexive process with each affecting the other.

Over time you’ll realize the interplay between the two as the MIR guides you along the way. Instead of a bunch of noise here and there you’ll start to see an enlightening, fully-flush picture, just like Soros. And don’t be surprised if you feel like a total badass with your newfound ability to put all this information together. You may even feel a bit like Tony Stark when he interacts with his supercomputer Jarvis.
 
This interaction between these two levels of understanding, from global drivers to individual events and themes, and the picture they combine to create, gives us the opportunity to plummet a level deeper. It allows us to Deep Dive and laser in on opportunities where the rubber meets the road… where the real money is invested and profits are reaped.

This is exactly how we hit the Peruvian trend in our previous example.

And now take a look at Colombia? Do you know why it’s forming a long-term bottom? 

Do you understand the connection between Colombia and China? Or what all those mountains of dirty cocaine money have to do with the situation?

Do you know Colombian President Santos’ long-term plans? His motivations?

Can you tell which companies are in the best position to benefit from the government’s actions in response to the economic rebound? Do you know which of them have the least debt and most runway?

The MIR’s Deep Dive will help you understand all of this. It takes everything we developed in the Market Overview and Around The World and distills it into actionable ideas.

Between these three sections of the MIR, you’ll get to see the entire global macro process executed from beginning to end. And you’ll even get to profit from it.
Quant Overview 
 

It’s not easy piecing together an overarching narrative to understand global markets. But it is necessary. And that’s because humans think in stories. Our narrative-based cognitive abilities allow us to take extremely complex scenarios, in which we never have complete information, and create flowing stories that are easily understandable. This process that we use to cut through complexity is one of our greatest strengths. But it also comes with a number of weaknesses. When creating these stories we tend to inject our own biases that quickly warp things from objective to subjective. This creates blind spots in our analysis that are very difficult to protect for.

But that’s why we don’t stop at just creating a narrative. Once we’ve completed that task, we take a step back and strip out our human biases by analyzing what we’ve created with pure data — ones and zeroes. 

The Quant Overview attacks our narrative from a data angle to help find what we’re missing.

Sure our narrative analysis may tell us that US equity markets should rise over the next 6 months. But what do our purely quantitative S&P studies say? Considering factors such as the number of days equities have risen in a row without a pullback, seasonality, correlation studies with other markets, etc, does that quantitative aspect match up with our qualitative assessment? If not, why?

We absolutely do use a significant amount of data to create our original narrative. But the process of then reverse engineering that narrative from a pure quant perspective helps solidify the narrative even further. Its roots out the biases and blind spots, while often providing insights into trades we may have missed otherwise.

One of our main focuses in the Quant Overview is the VIX volatility index. The VIX is useful because it helps take our entire global assessment and distill it into a single “fear” index. If investors are complacent in regard to global risks, the VIX will be low. If investors are worried, it will be high.

Through the VIX we can directly combine our global analysis with investor sentiment. The question is never just what we believe, but what other investors in the market believe as well. That’s how we play the game at the second and third levels. We then use various tools like the VIX Futures Curve and Volatility Term Structure to find opportunities where we bet on either higher or lower volatility. This diversifies our total investment strategy and opens up an entire new way to profit on global markets. You’ll see it all done in the Quant Overview.
But ironically, profitable investing isn’t all about making the most profits. It’s also about protecting what you already have. And that’s why the MIR includes a Systemic Risks section.
Systemic Risks

Like we always say, it’s the unknown unknowns that kill you. That’s why we’re constantly looking over our shoulder, doing our best to be fully aware of any and all market risks. 
Some may call us paranoid, but hell, we’re just trying to protect our capital. And protecting your capital is the number one rule of any investment strategy, global macro or otherwise.

The MIR’s Systemic Risks will keep you updated on all the potential global market disruptions we see coming down the pipeline.

Now just because something may happen, doesn’t mean it will happen. But we don’t take any chances. We stay fully aware of these risks and prepare to protect our portfolios accordingly. The last thing you want is to be caught off-guard. Especially when it’s something you could have seen coming. The MIR’s Systemic Risks section will ensure that doesn’t happen to you. 
Asset Allocation Weightings and Portfolio Snapshots
 

At the end of each MIR you’ll find two things, our Asset Allocation Weightings and our Portfolio Snapshots.

Our Asset Allocation Weightings provide our outlook on various markets and asset classes. We evaluate everything from gold to biotechs with either underweight, neutral, or overweight. This section will give you a succinct summary of the conclusions of our macro analysis.

We’re currently working with a number of Financial Advisors in the Operator community to keep building this allocation table out. The goal is to create an entire allocation strategy for our FA’s and other longer-term investors to use that’ll eventually be included in the MIR as well.
Below the Asset Allocation Weightings you’ll also get a sneak peek of our various portfolios. You get to see exactly what we’re invested in for each one of our model portfolios that we manage for our Macro Ops Hub members. 
As you can tell by now, the MIR is packed full of vital information that will take your trading and investing to the next level.

But the key to understand here is that this isn’t just some newsletter. It’s not produced by some overworked twenty-year-old investment banker who has no skin in the game. It’s the product of a community of ruthless profiteers who eat their own cooking and scour the globe day in and day out for the absolute best investment opportunities. With the MIR you’re joining a team that has your back through thick and thin; through all the profits and all the risks that come with global macro investing.

The benefit of this community we’re building cannot be understated. We’ve spoken about our global intelligence network before, and this is where you get to see it in full force. We have investors around the world, with their boots on the ground, turning over stone after stone searching for alpha.

And the best part about the MIR is that it’s process oriented. Each month will further your knowledge of how we conduct the entire global macro process. Over time, as you continue to download information into your own mental database and begin to create your own theses, you’ll slowly become an integral part of our distributed intelligence network. Your input matters! As our community grows in both numbers and experience, the opportunities we find will only become more lucrative.

So the question really is… Do you want to be one us… or one of them?

If you decide to become one of us, you’re taking the path of the stone-cold Macro Operator.

You’re choosing to learn the ways of the macro maestro, with a thorough understanding of global capital flows along with the knowledge of how every note fits together to form a beautiful macro symphony — George Soros style.

You’re choosing to take the red pill and dive headfirst into finally understanding the Matrix that is all around you, which others see as pure gibberish.  

Most of all, you’re choosing to take control. Instead of being a victim to large global macro forces, you’re choosing to maneuver alongside them, while utilizing them to your advantage.

Imagine a year from now. You’ve been reading and participating with the MIR each month and now you’re sitting on a hefty chunk of profits — profits you never would have earned without your new global perspective. You ran into a few market mishaps along the way and while others panicked, you were calm and cool because you expected these things to happen. You were well aware of the market risks that surprised others and were actually able to use them as an opportunity to scoop up assets at discount prices, lining your pockets even more.

And now you see trouble over the horizon. You smell another regime change coming. But with your team of Operators you’ve already spent months preparing how to not only protect your capital during the transition, but to double and even triple it.

You fully expect to be one the last investors standing, with the Operator team surrounding you, even as the financial markets seemingly crumble.

This is your path if you choose to become one of us.

The alternative is to remain one of them. And that picture is not so pretty…

Just imagine being one of the passive sheep getting fleeced in the next regime change. Their lack of understanding of global capital flows will leave them clueless to deafening market risks, as they’re completely blindsided when the dung finally hits the fan. Panic will ensue as these sheep turn into chickens running around with their heads cut off.
These are the “victims”. These are the people who never took their financial future into their own hands. They instead left it to the whims of politicians and other institutions that never had their best interests at heart. They never took control. And so they’re the ones left financially crippled when it’s all said and done.

Don’t let that be you.

The choice is clear. It’s time to subscribe to the Macro Intelligence Report (MIR) and become a global Macro Operator.

You’ll have two subscription options to the MIR:  

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As soon as you sign up you’ll be emailed the most recent MIR issue along with a username and password to our private Operator site where you’ll be able to access all past issues.

At the start of each month you can expect an email with the newest MIR straight to your inbox.

Now keep in mind that the subscriptions above will be your lifetime rates. They’ll never be bumped up as we raise prices.

And you better believe that we will be raising prices. We already have plans to upgrade the MIR with new proprietary models that’ll give us an even bigger advantage in finding the best global opportunities. To support these new models and future upgrades, we’ll have to raise prices over time.

Your subscription also comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee. You have two ENTIRE months to evaluate the MIR for yourself. That’s two new issues, along with all our past issues, and a ton of time to consider if this is right for you.

60 days even gives you enough time to read the newest issue, provide us with feedback on what you want to see in the next issue, and then review the next issue as well to see if we delivered. As you know, feedback is essential to shaping the intelligence we provide the Operator community. And this 60-day guarantee will let you test how your feedback goes to work.

If you don’t find the MIR valuable after all this, then we have no problem returning your money. No hard feelings. We want to make the MIR completely risk-free for you to check out.

Please take this opportunity to take it for a spin. We’re confident you’ll love it.   

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Now you could just rely on yourself month after month to collect and analyze all this global information. To track updates around the world, across 100’s of markets, and string them together into a single cohesive investment picture that will actually make you money.

And hey, if you think that’s the best way to do it, then go for it! We wish you all the luck in the world.

But consider what you’re missing out on. You’re missing out an entire elite global network of Operators all doing the same thing you are. You’re missing out on all that vital information we can share with you.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not confident or foolish enough to believe that I can find every opportunity across the globe by myself. Sure, I’ll definitely be able to find some, and do okay, but why would I want to settle for just okay? Why wouldn’t I want to jump at every asymmetric opportunity I could get my hands on? Why would I deny myself the insights the Operator community can provide me through the MIR?

Yes, trading is indeed a solo gig. At the end of the day you need to make your own investment decisions. But think about the best investors you know of. From Paul Tudor Jones to Peter Brandt.

You know what they all have?

They have a community to bounce ideas off of. A community that supports their own efforts to develop and execute on their individual investment theses.

Every single one of these guys has “buddies” (who are actually some of the most successful investors in the world) that they talk to on a regular basis. Their community is an integral part of their investment process. It’s how they field ideas and keep their finger to the pulse of global markets.

This is what the MIR can provide for you. It’s your ear to the streets. Your boots on the ground. Your team that supports you on your conquest to profit from the biggest trends around the globe.

Don’t miss out.

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Do you want to take your trading and investing to the next level? Do you want to develop the knowledge to be able to profit in any market environment, anywhere in the world?

Then it’s time to subscribe the MIR. Click below to sign up.

See you on the other side… 

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